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It's Kristine here today and I'm sharing a Halloween Layout I created using the Happy Haunting Collection. This collection contains some great Halloween colors such as black and orange but throw in a little pink and you have a collection that can be used for summer, fall or Halloween layouts. I chose to create a Halloween page. I used a photo of my cousin's painted face for her last Halloween party. 

I wanted to add some color on this page and kept it to the orange, black and white colors. I tried not to add pink because I'll keep those elements for another page. 

 I started created my layout using a piece of black cardstock. White was also a good option but I wanted more black on my page. I cut a piece of paper 10x10" to fit and then added some orange for color on the top and bottom.  I created some star shapes and added those on my layout using a multitude of colored papers. 

I wanted to used multi photos on this page but I only had 1 picture to work with. I printed a 4x6 and then decided why not use the same picture but smaller. I added some dimensional adhesive on the back to add dimension to those photos. 

Adding lots of chipboard pieces as well as Bits & Pieces just completes my page. I really can't go without decorating or adding clusters to my page. The little scary cat, the RIP tombstone and some bats in the mix just add lots of texture and dimension as well to my page.

I finished off my page by adding Happy Halloween with the chipboard pieces from this collection. It fits perfectly on the top right of my layout. 

To add more details I added some enamel dots and voila! EEK!! Grab this Spooky collection from your local scrapbook store and enjoy! Visit us on Social Media @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson


Hello Friends!

It's Kristine Davidson here to share a layout with you! I created this "Creepy" Layout using the Say Cheese Halloween Collection. The colors and pattern designs in this collection are so perfect for those spooky pictures!

I used the Spooktacular paper for the base of my layout. I could have used a black piece of cardstock but I find that using a piece of paper makes a cohesive page with the other patterns. I then layered some different pieces on both sides of the 6x12" (Orange with Bats) Frankly Frightful paper. You can add a variety of colors on your layout using this collection. This combination was my favorite.

Once my base of papers is adhered to my page I start decorating with some Bits & Pieces. I used bats, stars, bottles, and a few more extras to make this picture stand out.

I really couldn't help myself and add a little witch to my layout. I find these to be soooo cute. She was perfect for that space ;)

I added a 3x4 element card to my page. This can be any of the great selection from the Element papers. I used this one because it really went well with my journaling and the photo. I did trace the edges with a black marker to have it blend better with my black details.

I hope you like my page and anxious to create your own Halloween Page! Come visit us on Social Media because we love sharing more Simple Stories pages with you.


Hello Friends!

It's Camping Season here on the East Coast of Canada and today I'm sharing a layout using the Super Cute Happy Trails collection. This collection is perfect for those outdoor adventures in camping, fishing, bird watching and so much more!

On my layout today is called - Adventure Outdoors I used 4 mini photos of a camping trip and created a multi photo layout. These are always a challenge for me but I find using smaller photos makes it so much easier for me.

To start I used a piece of paper from the SN@P! Basics Paper Pack - Hickory Cream Grid. If you don't have this collection in your stash it is a must! It is perfect for backgrounds!

I used a dark brown from the Happy Trails collection for a layer of color and then added 3" strip of green and 1 small 1/2" strip of red. You can use any of the papers in this collection but I wanted to focus more on the Bits & Pieces instead of the patterned papers.

I placed my photos 3x3" and then added some wonderful diecuts to finish off my layout. Adding dimension to elements is of course a must for me so I added pop dots on most of the diecuts and finished off with some journaling and my title.

As you can see it's so easy to create a cute camping page with this collection. SO get out there and play outdoors and take some pictures ;)

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